Bod Man
 member, 401 posts
Wed 29 Jul 2020
at 23:06
Dark Star Trek?
The theme of the latest Star Trek shows has been referred to as "Dark Star Trek." Picard and Discovery are the entries of note.

Might be fun to do a small crew style adventure in this Dark Star Trek style. Not sure on system - possibly d6 Star Wars system?
witchdoctor
 member, 189 posts
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Thu 30 Jul 2020
at 02:28
Dark Star Trek?
A lot of fans are upset by the dark elements of the lastest iterations of Trek.  The odd part is that it's always been there, even from the OG series.  Orion Pirates, slave trade, underground black markets, artefact trade from dead worlds, gladiatorial matches, independent ships and crews making a living on the Final Frontier...

FASA had a campaign setting based on that very premise back in the day called The Triangle.  It was neutral space where the Federation, Klingon and Romulan spheres of interest overlapped and made for a very interesting setting.  I always thought it'd be a great setting to adapt to the Prime Directive game set in the StarFleet Battles universe.

I'm definitely interested in a grittier Trek game.  I've had ideas for them but never had the time to devote to actually running one.
helvorn
 supporter, 93 posts
Thu 30 Jul 2020
at 03:52
Dark Star Trek?
There had to be a grittier side of ST even in the OG stories.  Human nature is such to almost require it...
Bod Man
 member, 403 posts
Thu 30 Jul 2020
at 05:50
Re: Dark Star Trek?
witchdoctor:
FASA had a campaign setting based on that very premise back in the day called The Triangle.  It was neutral space where the Federation, Klingon and Romulan spheres of interest overlapped and made for a very interesting setting.


This sounds like promising source material for a campaign.
Yaztromo
 supporter, 372 posts
Thu 30 Jul 2020
at 09:28
Re: Dark Star Trek?
witchdoctor:
FASA had a campaign setting based on that very premise back in the day called The Triangle.

Interesting campaign indeed http://www.thepiazza.org.uk/bb...php?f=44&t=24369
witchdoctor
 member, 190 posts
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Thu 30 Jul 2020
at 10:03
Re: Dark Star Trek?
What ST era were you thinking about for that adventure?

I've always wanted to run a more military, StarFleet Battles/Prime Directive type of game but didn't figure it'd gather much attention or interest.
Ghost of Flatwoods
 member, 55 posts
Thu 30 Jul 2020
at 11:19
Re: Dark Star Trek?
I'd be super interested in running it in Star Trek Adventures system (Modiphious one) if people are interested.
conorwf
 member, 61 posts
Thu 30 Jul 2020
at 16:31
Re: Dark Star Trek?
In reply to Ghost of Flatwoods (msg # 7):

I have that book and only tried a campaign once, that didn't get very far. I would love an opportunity to get involved again.
Ghost of Flatwoods
 member, 56 posts
Thu 30 Jul 2020
at 17:06
Re: Dark Star Trek?
I never ran it, only played it I like it because it allows for lots of interesting teamwork between players. Downside is, I'd need to have at least four to five players to have important roles covered (Captain, Science Officer, Tactical Officer, Engineer and Doctor).

Everyone who's up for it rmail me and I'll think of something. Just tell me your preferred role and era (Enterprise, Discovery, TOS, TNG, Voyager).
Ghost of Flatwoods
 member, 58 posts
Thu 30 Jul 2020
at 22:33
Re: Dark Star Trek?
Anyways, the game was set up.